Mental Health First Aid, Where’s Your Head At?

Mental Health First Aid England are delighted to kick off 2019 by announcing that the planned Parliamentary debate on mental health first aid has been rescheduled for Thursday 17th January. Support for the 'Where's Your Head At?' campaign means MPs are now being urged to answer the calls from across society to change the law and put [...]

By |2019-01-11T14:30:40+00:00January 11th, 2019|Musings|0 Comments

Decruitment – The optimum way to lose your best people

Business has mastered how to spend £millions on attracting, onboarding, developing and successing talent. It has also perfected the art of wasting all of this effort and losing its best people and the associated investment! Here’s a leading practice approach to losing your most valuable asset: Unrealistic demands Actively heap projects and deliverables on people [...]

By |2018-03-01T15:54:43+00:00March 1st, 2018|Musings|0 Comments

Stress – It’s not all about absenteeism!

As we put the finishing touches to the presentations for our inaugural senior HR leader stress debate, in London on 1st February, my view has strengthened that the impact of stress on people and business could be reported differently by industry commentators and the media, to achieve increased senior stakeholder engagement. People and the [...]

By |2018-01-24T11:34:05+00:00January 24th, 2018|Musings|0 Comments

Don’t cut staff to cut costs – There’s a more productive way

No-one wins in my opinion if a business resorts to cutting staff to cut costs: The people being made redundant. The family and loved ones of those being made redundant. The people processing those being made redundant. The teams and staff that need to pick up the responsibilities left behind. The employees, customers, suppliers [...]

By |2017-09-18T12:51:41+00:00September 18th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments

This summer will you learn if you work to live or live to work

So it’s the summer holidays in the UK, most of Europe and I expect beyond, when employees naturally take a week or two off to enjoy with family, friends or on their own. I like to think I work to live, but I fear I might be wrong. Will I really be there 100% on [...]

By |2017-07-24T15:05:04+00:00July 24th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

When did business stop us being humans? (WARNING – not for the squeamish!)

I won’t name the organisation, venue and individual because that would be unfair and detract from the context of this discussion. And I know you will ask, so she is fine now, thank you so much for asking. Whilst celebrating my mother in law’s (can’t say the number) birthday on Saturday with an extended [...]

By |2017-07-10T16:31:59+00:00July 10th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Absenteeism is the ‘hummock’ but presenteeism is the ‘bummock’

For those of you that know your iceberg’s you will understand the basis for this title. For those that don’t, I’ll explain shortly. It’s almost a year since I ‘opened up’ and in that time I have learned a lot about myself, others and how businesses are approaching mental difference. Mental health awareness is at [...]

By |2017-07-05T06:22:00+00:00July 5th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Something to try if you are having a hard time – ReMINDniscing

I’ve had a tough month which started with me pulling a muscle cluster in my backside whilst dancing around the house in some Batman pants I found in the draw and didn’t realise I had (long story that involved a lot of dunanananananananananah). It meant I couldn’t run for weeks which is a core component [...]

By |2017-06-30T12:31:22+00:00June 30th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

The tri-brand mental wellbeing opportunity

We are on the road to ensuring mental wellbeing is discussed continuously in the board room, and investment in mental wellbeing programmes will naturally increase seismically when the C suite automatically prioritises employee wellbeing, due to its potential to the bottom line, as it does robust financial governance as part of standard business strategy. [...]

By |2017-05-17T07:12:46+00:00May 17th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments